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Dom Hemingway

Dom Hemingway

Dom Hemingway Runtime 93 minutes. Not for children. Rarely does the opening scene of a film project its quality and entire content, but this one does. If you like Jude Law’s opening monologue, a profanity-laden paean to his male member, you should like what follows. If, on the other hand, you are like me and […]

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Rob the Mob (4 OUT OF 5 SWANS): Based on a true story, Michael Pitt and Nina Arianda portray a couple of kids who pick on mobsters by holding them up in clumsy, but effective armed robberies. This is a terrifically-acted, well-paced mob comedy up until about the last 15 minutes when it loses all […]

Marvelous & Mellow “Country Road, a John Denver Celebration” at the El Portal

Marvelous & Mellow “Country Road, a John Denver Celebration” at the El Portal

“Country Road, a John Denver Celebration” has come to North Hollywood’s El Portal through Sunday, April 13, starring Jim Curry. The top performer of Denver’s legacy of beloved hits, Curry really looks and sounds like the mellow, nature-loving guy that was the essence of the “Rocky Mountain High” singer. That “High” pop classic opened the […]

Benefit Concert for Animal Rescue

Benefit Concert for Animal Rescue

Top Cabaret and Jazz singers and songwriters will perform at a benefit concert for All For Love Animal Rescue on Sunday, April 13, at Sterling’s Upstairs at The Federal, in North Hollywood. The concert features the “Queen of Cabaret” Andrea Marcovicci, singer-songwriters Mark Winkler and Shelley Markham, popular singing duo Maripat Davis and Richard Osborn, […]

The Next Great Star Tommi Williams Singing Upstairs at Vitello’s

The Next Great Star Tommi Williams Singing Upstairs at Vitello’s

Before singer Tommi Williams made her debut at the cool cabaret room Upstairs at Vitello’s in Studio City, her music producer/co-writer Tom Rizzo whet the appetite of the crowd. The veteran composer (with The Tonight Show and In Living Color to his credits) knows great talent and Rizzo said, “Tommi Williams is elegant, beautiful, and […]

Lancers Restaurant

For decades, Lancers has been dishing up the tastiest breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The ultimate community mainstay, Lancers is one of the best restaurants in Burbank. Open daily from 5:30 a.m. to midnight, a great meal always awaits you at Lancers. Lancers’ Easter menu is as follows: Roast Leg of Lamb – $12.99 Roast Tom […]

Rob the Mob

Rob the Mob

Rob the Mob Runtime 104 minutes. Not for children. This is a terrifically-acted, well-paced mob comedy, based on a true story, up until about the last 15 minutes when it loses all its pace and slows down to a plodathon, complete with Johnny Mathis wailing “Dream, Dream, Dream” (a little known 1964 waltz) under a […]

The Guild of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles Presents Accessories for Success Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show

The Guild of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles Presents Accessories for Success Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show

The Guild of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (BBBSLA) presents its annual Accessories for Success Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show featuring an informal fashion show from Kyle by Alene Too, Friday, April 11, at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Honorees include Sandra Stern, COO of Lionsgate Television; Lee Phillip Bell, Co-Creator, of Emmy® […]

Divergent

Divergent

Divergent Runtime 140 minutes OK for children Science fiction films set in a bleak future are not my cup of tea. So this was not a film I was eagerly anticipating. As a result I was pleasantly surprised to find this to be as advertised, a thrilling action-adventure film that held my interest to the […]

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On My Way (4 OUT OF 5 SWANS): Writer/director Emmanuelle Bercot presents two delights, Catherine Deneuve impulsively jumping in her car to strike out on her own to change her life, and a terrific road picture shot on location in Brittany. Using mostly non actors in key roles, there’s a lot more to this film […]